Regulatory & Disciplinary

Barristers at Farrar’s Building provide specialist advice and advocacy across the full range of regulatory and disciplinary law. The depth of knowledge and understanding that the team at Farrar’s Building has to offer comes not only from its members who have experience of appearing before all major disciplinary and regulatory tribunals, but also from those members who regularly advise and chair such panels themselves.

From the most experienced silks to more junior members and those recently qualified, the team offers a complete and comprehensive service to meet each client’s individual needs. Members are regularly listed in legal directories as leaders in their fields.  From appearances in leading cases such as Jones v WRU and Salsbury v Law Society to the chairmanship of professional bodies such as the Judicial Panel of World Rugby and Sport Resolutions, Farrar’s Building has been heavily involved in the development and administration of disciplinary proceedings over the past 25 years.

With a wealth of additional specialist experience in the fields of clinical negligenceprofessional negligencepersonal injuryhealth & safety, employment, sports law, commercial and white collar crime, members of the team are ideally placed to act for and provide specialist advice to all individuals and organisations that are subject to regulatory or disciplinary proceedings. Members have particular experience in the following sectors: healthcare, legal services, professional services, sport, financial services and education.

Members of Chambers are happy to accept work on a Public Access basis if required.

Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

Members of Chambers act and appear in proceedings before the following professional disciplinary bodies:

Legal Services

  • Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
  • Bar Tribunal and Adjudication Service


  • Medical Practitioners Tribunal of the General Medical Council
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Health and Care Professions Council
  • Care Quality Commission
  • General Pharmaceutical Council
  • General Dental Council
  • General Optical Council
  • General Osteopathic Council

Professional Services

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Disciplinary Tribunal


  • Examination and Admissions Appeals
  • Pupil and Student Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Disciplinary Proceedings before the Teachers’ Regulation Agency


Members of Chambers have extensive experience of disputes and proceedings in relation to the following governing bodies:

  • Rugby Football Union
  • Welsh Rugby Union
  • Football Association
  • British Boxing Board of Control
  • England and Wales Cricket Board
  • British Horseracing Authority
  • Amateur Swimming Association
  • British Gymnastics
  • British Athletics
  • Lawn Tennis Association
  • Table Tennis England

Members of the regulatory and disciplinary team deal with matters such as the legality of promotion/relegation, anti-doping, on and off-field misconduct, competition, agent, player and club agreements and international sports arbitration.

Financial Services

Members of Chambers adjudicate for the Financial Ombudsman Service and conduct contentious regulatory work arising out of Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority investigations and proceedings. With leading practitioners in areas such as civil fraud and white collar crime, Farrar’s Building is well-positioned to be able to provide a comprehensive service to both individuals and businesses in the field of Financial Services.